Giving New Skills Back to the Community

Meet the Free-Spirited Traci By Bock Szymkowicz, Career Development Specialist  Traci Denise Barnes describes her Byte Back class as “free spirited, so you can be who are in class.” She brings that spirit back to class and also gives a full spirit back to the community. Traci came to Byte Back in February 2016 to take […]

Graduate Leads National Recovery Month Awareness

By Iyana Turner, Program Associate Addiction treatment and mental health services can enable people with a mental and/or substance use disorder to live healthy and rewarding lives. That’s what National Recovery Month is all about – awareness and education to improve lives. Byte Back graduate Rhonda Johnson organized and hosted a National Recovery Month kickoff event […]

Overcoming Addiction

Student Overcomes Addiction to Write Memoir By Erin Jayes, Community Engagement Assistant & AmeriCorps Public Ally  Content Warning: This story contains mention of drugs and addiction that some readers might find sensitive. She struggled with multiple personality disorder and suffered from depression, drug abuse, and thoughts of suicide during the DC crack epidemic – this is not […]